TZ Mystic Seer
"You're traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That's the signpost up ahead - your next stop, the Twilight Zone!"
Spoken by Rod Serling before each Twilight Zone episode.
So, I saw this small red plastic devil head being sold on eBay as a "replica" of the one in the classic Twilight Zone episode "Nick of Time". That's the one where William Shatner keeps dropping pennies into the Mystic Seer machine and reads all the fortunes that it spits out. He becomes obsessed with the machine and it almost ruins his life. The devil head on eBay was the wrong color and looked pretty cheesy. I figured I could make one myself that looked better using the plastic molding skills I learned making various Lost in Space B9 Robot parts.
I've moved my Twilight Zone Mystic Seer replica pages to a new site. Check it out at www.MysticSeer.com
To the left is my Devil Head in action on top of a custom Mystic Seer machine I made (Click the picture for the full color version). It's just waiting for William Shatner to walk through the door with more pennies!
I made the Mystic Seer out of some scrap plastic left over from my B9 Robot project. I even reproduced a set of the Mystic Seer fortune cards with the same fortunes as seen in the Twilight Zone episode.
I am selling the Devil Heads on eBay every so often. If you have one of the original Swami Machines from the 1950's, you'd love one of these sitting on top. I mold them one at a time and each is hand painted.